Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen Collector's Edition
Drawn in, but not totally sold
Played the hard mode without any hints. In less than four hours, I was through the game and found all 20 morphing items without using the guide. The HOGs are simple and the puzzles less difficult than the Exlied Prince (previous game in the series). Aside from the ease of the game, the rest of the game is entertaining.
The graphics and background music has been done in a first class manner. However, the constant going back and forth to obtain the needed items gets on your nerves quickly. Maybe in the other two modes, one will be able to use the map and move about quicker.
I rated the fun factor down because I like challenging puzzles. This was my biggest drawback to the game. The puzzles were simple and repeated way too often. After the previous games, I expected more with this version.
I am not sure what added features this game has over the basic game aside from the bonus game. Speaking of the bonus game and other features, they were not worth the additional costs. The makers of the game would have added to the game with even one simple addition used by other game makers, such as: low time scale or hidden object awards, no hint awards, etc.
Saying all this, I will still give the game a 4 overall rating. If you are a beginner or intermediate, this is a great game. It was fun to play and the story line flowed throughout. Combine that with the graphics and you have a great game for those rainy days and late nights
December 27, 2011
Finally, a game worth the CE price. This is a long game and with the bonus content even longer. I do find that the designers must be tired of the game toward the end because you get more HO's. These HO's are a nice break from the regular HO's, but still think there are too many.
You don't need a SG to play this game. The hint button works very well. Beautiful graphics and the bonus game has a twist in it. Mini games are interesting but I'm not a whiz at math so some of them I just skipped.
My negative in this game is mini games have very little instructions. I figured out most but had to skip several for lack of information on how to play.
December 18, 2011
A Bit disapppointed
I really like this series and I completely love FROG games but I was disappointed at the level of challenge and was unhappy with repeating the same 2 puzzles again and again. There are a few other puzzles of course but primarily just the 2. Graphics are fantastic as always and voice-overs are done very well. The bonus chapter was good and added about an hour of gameplay. Nice job Blue Tea!
December 16, 2011
but not as sharp as I would like. Its a shame the scenes aren't as clear as some games because I love the artwork. More relaxing than challenging puzzles which I prefer. Great game though
December 14, 2011
The game is nice, but sometimes a little repetitive. The puzzles are always the same. An excellent graphics and beautiful cut scenes :)
December 7, 2011
Dark parables Rise of the Snow Queen
Good game!!! But its kinda pricey!!!!!
December 4, 2011
Love Blue Tea Games
Beautiful game. I did find the attempt to relate the story line to the elements of the old fairy tale a tad forced but interesting. More intriguing than difficult and quite enjoyable.
December 4, 2011
i love this game every thing about it
December 14, 2011
Generally it was ok enough just like its prequels to play and enjoy. Play to find out why...
January 3, 2013
I just played the demo and loved it. I have a couple other games I am getting and this one will be on my list for next purchases. Great fun.
December 2, 2011